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  1. #1
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    Default Being Sued by the State of Ohio Collections Enforcement for Tuition

    My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: Ohio

    Hello! I received a certified letter from my local court that the State of Ohio Collections Enforcement is suing me on behalf of my university for charges from years ago.

    Earlier this year, I was able to log onto my University Account and paid the remaining balance ($3,020.45). It now shows that the amount owed is $0.

    Now, I received a letter that the University is suing me through the Ohio Attorney general for nearly $5,500. The letter came from my local court house. The plaintiff cites amount, interest, and misc. fees to show the amount which is about $5.5K

    I do not want to go to court. It says that I have 28 days to respond. There is a case number in the top corner of the paper (does this mean that it is already on my record for public background?).

    I already paid the University over $3K. Do I still have to pay and additional $5.5K?

    I do not want this on my record because I am apply for jobs in underwriting and cannot have anything on background check. Is it too late to settle out of court? I will be calling to local law office assigned to represent the Ohio Attorney General on behalf of my University.

    I dont know what questions to ask to start off. If I have to pay the $5K to keep this off my record, I will take a loan from my in-laws. But I just need to know how to handle this. I do not have my own lawyer.

    Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Being Sued by the State of Ohio Collections Enforcement for Tuition

    I do not have my own lawyer.

    Now might be the time to get one. Or at least to consult with one. Many give free or low cost consultations.

    I don't know if you have to pay or not; I can't read the documentation from here. A lawyer in your area would be able to.

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